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MICOZZI’S INSIDERS’ CURES

Statin drug recovery plan
It’s one thing when the government- rather than fixating on cholesterol? need for oxygen and energy. The brain
industrial-medical complex pushes After all, safe and effective drugs is only about 3 percent of average
drugs that are ineffective. But it’s for blood pressure have existed for body weight, but it uses 20 percent
a whole new level of insult when it decades—but even those might not of the oxygen and 50 percent of the
pushes one that poisons us. always be necessary. Plenty of mind- glucose in the blood circulation. So it
And yet that’s what’s happening body techniques are proven to help too suffers from this metabolic poison.
with statin drugs. And more than that, mild-moderate blood high pressure. Now here’s the worst part of it:
pharmaceutical companies are actually The British Medical Journal recently When you stop taking the drug, the
digging in their heels and doubling questioned the appropriateness of damage doesn’t just correct itself.
down on these deadly drugs. Could treating mild high blood pressure And even people who do not report
it be because they’re the best-selling (lower than 140/90) with drugs at all.1 actual muscle symptoms can still show
drugs in the United States? Or the fact How statins poison the body microscopic changes in mitochondrial
that one of them is the single best- The most common problems statin cellular respiration. Statins have even
selling drug in all of recorded history? cause are in skeletal muscle. But caused previously “silent” genetic
Readers of the Daily Dispatch remember, your heart—the organ variants of muscular diseases to
already know of the dangers—and statins are supposed to protect—is a become expressed.
inefficacy—of statin drugs. But there muscle also. So while you’re taking Turning the ship around
IS some good news amid the whole statins with the hope of keeping your Are you ready for some good
statin mess. Before I get to that arteries healthy to help prevent heart news? Some natural ingredients can
though, let me recap how things got to disease, the drugs may be bypassing actually reverse the damage caused by
this point. that whole process and damaging your statins. And unlike some natural health
The myth behind statin drugs heart muscle directly. “miracle cures,” these actually have
The body makes cholesterol. That’s This problem is most likely to a lot of research behind them. In fact,
normal. Cholesterol is a building block manifest as muscle pain, fatigue there have already been nearly 900
of cells and steroid hormones. Statin and weakness. In severe cases it published research studies in the peer-
drugs poison your metabolism to stop can result in a condition known as reviewed scientific literature on statin
your body from making cholesterol. rhabdomyolysis—actual destruction of damage and/or recovery.
muscle tissue. And if the byproducts of These results are also available
Not only is this a scary thought, it
muscle destruction reach a dangerous to the public through the National
also doesn’t prevent heart disease. In
level in the blood they can actually Institutes of Health Public Access.
fact, half of the people who die from
cause kidney failure and brain If your doctor tries to dismiss your
heart disease have normal cholesterol
pathology. concerns about taking statin drugs, ask
levels. And worldwide studies
comparing different nations actually The way statins create this toxic what has he or she been reading (or
show lower cholesterol levels are mess is by poisoning a key part more likely not reading) lately.
associated with higher mortality rates. of every cell—the mitochondria. The standout in the natural
A recent study involving virtually the Mitochondria are responsible for arsenal is coenzymeQ10 (also called
entire population of Sweden saw no cellular respiration, which is how cells ubiquinone or ubiquinol). CoQ10 acts
decline in heart disease deaths before create energy to fuel every metabolic to reverse effects of statin-induced
and after statins were introduced. process and generate the water they mitochondrial damage. That’s because
Ironically the biggest risk factor for need to stay hydrated. Muscles are it “bypasses” a number of problems
heart disease is high blood pressure. especially susceptible to this damage. in cellular respiration. The result
Yet studies show that only half of the But other organs affected include the is adequate energy production and
approximately 50 million people with liver, kidneys, pancreas, and the heart improved antioxidant status.
high blood pressure in the United itself. The pharmaceutical industry even
States are being treated effectively But after the muscles, no part of the knows about this important benefit.
for the condition. So doesn’t that body is as affected by statins as the In fact Merck, the maker of the first
seem like a good place to start fixing, brain, which also has a high metabolic Continued on page 8...

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statin drug, actually took out a patent primarily in animal-based food respiration, which generates energy
on a statin-CoQ10 combination. products such as red meat, poultry, and water for proper hydration at the
However, it never made it available eggs, fish, and dairy. The body can’t cell level. Red bush is available as a
to the public. When a colleague and I make B vitamins, and plants are poor powder that can be used to make a
asked Merck why not about 10 years sources—making animal products tasty and healthful beverage.
ago, we were told that the company necessary. That’s why all vegetarians Red bush should be part of any
never comments on products it need B supplements. statin recovery plan. (Really, it should
doesn’t sell. As I’ve noted before, human be part of everyone’s daily health and
But experts have since told me metabolism and physiology are hydration regimen.) In addition to
that Merck probably never made this simply not adapted to getting the hydration benefits, new research
potentially life-saving combination nutrients from a strictly plant-based shows it has direct benefits to the
available because the FDA would diet. If you are a vegetarian or muscle tissue itself—which further
have forced them to repeat hundreds vegan, you are more likely to have explain its amazing results when its
of millions dollars of research studies a vitamin deficiency. If you think comes to physical performance, as I
on the combination—even though you are following such a diet for explained in the September 19, 2013,
all the evidence indicates it would reasons of health—think again. If Daily Dispatch (“Low-T’–men’s
have benefited the public! FDA is like you follow such a diet for ethical or health or men’s hype?”—remember,
any other government bureaucracy, moral reasons, then strongly consider you can read past Dispatches on my
insanely placing the requirements supplementation. web site anytime!).
of their own internal bureaucratic Vitamin D production requires While it possesses a lot of
processes over and above science, cholesterol, so statins interfere with beneficial constituents beyond what
facts, truth, and the public interest. the body’s ability to make it normally. green tea offers, it does also offer
But you can still reap the benefits It’s important to avoid vitamin D the same profile of antioxidants as
of CoQ10. As part of a daily regimen depletion, since low levels have green tea, so you can also anticipate
of health promotion and disease been strongly linked with numerous the same benefits—but without the
prevention, a good dosage is 50 diseases. A daily dose of 1,000–2,000 caffeine, or acids, that can trouble
mg daily. For people on statins or IU is a safe dose for everyone to green tea drinkers.
recovering from statin poisoning, a prevent deficiency. You can now get Red Joe, a new,
recommended dose is in the range of From now until March, at latitudes superior brand of red bush that I
100 to 200 mg per day. north of Atlanta, the sun never gets personally helped develop, at www.
One concern regarding high enough in the sky to provide the drmicozzi.com/products/redjoe.
supplementation is that dietary specific wavelengths of light necessary Risk-free heart health
CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) is not well to activate vitamin D production.
So as you can see, there are some
absorbed. It is better absorbed in Metabolism of mevalonic acid— ways to reverse the damage done by
the chemically reduced form (called which the body needs to synthesize statins. But even better would be never
Ubiquinol) especially if taken cholesterol—is also damaged by taking them in the first place. After
with food. When buying a CoQ10 statins. Eating apples and drinking all, high blood pressure is a much
supplement, look specifically for apple cider (in moderation) can help. more serious, clearly proven threat to
one labeled “ubiquinol.” If the Apples are the single most abundant heart health. Why not start there, with
label doesn’t specify the form, it source of mevalonic acid among some easy, free, safe, and effective
is probably ubiquinone, the less plants eaten as foods. I don’t see approaches that are proven to lower
absorbable chemical form. enough clinical research on this topic blood pressure…and therefore really
B vitamins can prevent and to be clear about “dose.” But if an reduce heart disease risk? You can
reverse neuropathy and certain apple a day can keep the doctor away, review all your options for managing
damage to neurons. Taking a high- it should also help keep away the blood pressure in my special report,
quality B complex is a good part of poisonous effects of statins. The Insider’s Secret to Conquering
the statin damage reversal plan. Finally, after 12 years of doing High Blood Pressure and Protecting
Most B vitamins are readily my own research, I have become Your Heart, which you received with
available in foods, but B12 deficiency convinced that South African red your subscription. It’s also available at
is common, especially among bush (like Co-Q10) has a profound www.drmicozzi.com. IC
older people. B vitamins are found effect on supporting cellular Citations available online at www.DrMicozzi.com

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